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5 Signs Your Dental Crown Needs Replacement

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Dental crowns are a vital solution for restoring damaged teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits. However, like all dental restorations, they don’t last forever and may eventually need to be replaced. At the office of Mitzi Morris, DMD in Roswell, we prioritize your oral health and want to ensure your dental crowns continue to serve their purpose effectively. Here are key signs that your dental crown may need replacement.

1. Pain or Discomfort

If you start experiencing pain, sensitivity, or discomfort around your crowned tooth, it could be a sign that the crown needs attention. While some sensitivity is normal immediately after a crown is placed, persistent or new discomfort can indicate that the crown is no longer fitting correctly, or decay has developed at the crown’s edge. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to consult Dr. Morris as soon as possible to address the issue and prevent further complications.

2. Visible Damage or Wear

Regularly inspect your crown for any signs of wear, chips, or cracks. While dental crowns are durable, they aren’t indestructible. Biting down on hard foods, bruxism (teeth grinding), or trauma can damage crowns. Even small cracks and chips can compromise the protection that the crown provides to the underlying tooth, making it vulnerable to decay and infection.

3. Changes in Bite or Alignment

Over time, your dental crown can become worn down, especially if you grind your teeth. This can lead to changes in your bite or the alignment of your teeth. If you notice that your bite feels different or your crowned tooth no longer aligns with the rest, it might be time for a replacement. A properly fitting crown should feel comfortable and align seamlessly with your natural teeth.

4. Gum Recession Around the Crown

Gum recession around the base of your crown can expose the tooth root or the lower edge of the crown, creating an area susceptible to decay and sensitivity. If you notice your gums pulling away from your crown, it’s important to have it checked. Not only can recession affect the crown’s stability, but it can also lead to serious dental issues if left untreated.

5. Aesthetic Issues

Over time, a dental crown can become stained or discolored, especially if it’s made from porcelain fused to metal and the metal begins to show through. While this is primarily a cosmetic issue, many patients opt for replacement to maintain a consistent, natural-looking smile. Additionally, if your crown was not color-matched perfectly to your natural teeth from the start, you might wish to replace it for a better match.

What to Do If You Notice These Signs

If you recognize any of these signs, or if it’s been a while since your last dental check-up, make an appointment with Dr. Mitzi Morris in Roswell. During your visit, Dr. Morris can assess the condition of your crown and the underlying tooth to determine if a replacement is necessary. With advancements in dental technology, replacing a crown has become a more comfortable and efficient process, ensuring your smile stays beautiful and functional.

Remember, timely intervention is key to maintaining your oral health and extending the life of your dental work. Don’t ignore the signs that your dental crown needs replacement. Contact us at Mitzi Morris, DMD in Roswell to schedule your appointment and ensure your smile remains in top condition.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

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    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

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  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

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  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

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